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The Gold of the Aztecs

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
60
4.0
Atari ST
...
4.0
DOS
...
2.9
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Description

You are Vietnam war veteran Bret Conrad, who becomes an adventurer. Go everywhere on the world, find gold, walk in to the jungle... One day, you receive an old map about the lost city of Quetzacotl, and its cache of gold. You prepare your bag, gun, knife and let's go to the adventure !

In gameplay Gold of the Aztecs is similar to Psygnosis' Barbarian (by the same author), and you must go screen by screen to finish it. Over 140 main character movements are included. There are traps at each screen like stones or dangerous bridge.

Screenshots

The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Copy protection (VGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs Amiga Don't stop for me...
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS I thought I made a clean escape from the plane, but here I am, hoist by own petard. (VGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS I thought I made a clean escape from the plane, but here I am, hoist by own petard. (CGA)

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1990 868 out of 1000 87
Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1990 26 out of 100 26
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1990 26 out of 100 26

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Extras

In the options of the game, you have a gamemap and a preview to the next game from Kinetica Software - Saragossa (never released).

Statistics

According to the back cover and game manual, it took:
  • 3 man years of development.
  • 7,000 frames of animation.
  • 140 hero actions (1,500 frames of animation)
  • 18,000 individual pieces of graphics
  • 600Kb of music and sound effects.
  • 8 megabytes of code and data.
  • Over 80 screens of non-stop action, interwoven with devious puzzles.
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